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A Road-to-Paris Team Work Party

On November 29th, 46 volunteers — some veterans, some new folks — showed up to help paint the grand banner — our 180-foot long red line that must not be crossed — plus posters, placards, and various types of signs for the December 12th March for Climate Justice through Balboa Park.

Outside in the shade on the north side of the Centro Cultural de la Raza, a dozen or so volunteers painted white text onto the long red banner.  It was a little chilly, especially when the breezes came through, but everyone was engrossed in the task of painting within the lines.

Jean Costa and Jane Blount paint "100% clean energy" onto long red banner.

Jean and Jane paint “100% clean energy” onto their portion of the long red banner.

Colleen Dietzel worksalong at mid-banner, or about 90 feet

Colleen works along at mid-banner, or about 90 feet.

The banner snaked into the kitchen and onto the table.  A piece of it even greeted volunteers beside the front door!  180 feet is a lot of fabric to paint!

The banner continues through the door and onto the kitchen table.

Preeta follows the banner in through the back door.

The end of the banner, with it's message of justice drapes a table.

The march will start with its climate justice message, which greeted volunteers at the Centro’s front door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to make room for more of the banner to be painted, it had to be moved down from the tables and along the sidewalk around the building.

 

Getting ready to move the freshly painted banner to the drying area

Getting ready to move the banner in order to put unpainted yardage onto the tables required Hugh to come up with a strategy:  remove the weights, get lots of volunteers to keep the fresh paint from smearing and move slowly and carefully.

Moving the banner 1

Moving such a long banner required many hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bev surveys the banner wrapping around the Centro Cultural.

Bev surveys the banner — a long red line — wrapping around the Centro Cultural. 

Meanwhile, in the main hall of Centro Cultural, an assortment of poster-painting and pennant-stenciling projects are underway.

Ian, Collette and Ania with the poster they designed and painted.

Ian, Collette and Ania with the poster they designed and painted with a message that speaks for those who will inherit the planet. 

Ian, Collette and Ania mug for the camera.

The three, having smiled for their “nice photo”, get a chance to mug for the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khanh and Juliet carefully stenciling pennants.

Khanh and Juliet carefully stenciling pennants.

 Marquiste and Anne-Marie


Marquiste and Anne-Marie create clear-to-read-from-a-distance posters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of work went into creating these colorful visuals.

A lot of work went into creating these colorful visuals.

Stephanie, Rae and Neal create posters with strong messages and visual appeal.

Stephanie, Rae and Neal create posters with strong messages and visual appeal.

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help the Road to Paris Team prepare for the December 12th March for Climate Justice.

All in all, Sunday’s work produced some fabulous, camera-ready visuals.  But more needs to be done.  Join the effort on Saturday, December 5 at Masada’s from 10am to 3pm.

About Bonnie

Recently retired from teaching World Literature, Bonnie came to volunteer for SD350.org because she is convinced by what the scientists have learned that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. She writes in a variety of genres for the blog.

Comments

  1. James Long says:

    Great pictures! Thanks for all the hard work!

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